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Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews "The Happening" 2008

I’m a big fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s work. Maybe one of the reasons I’m still a big fan of his is that I haven’t seen The Last Airbender yet. His best known trademark is the Sudden Reveal. What I enjoyed about The Happening is that the reveal is steady, like removing layers off an onion. The audience becomes comfortable with the pace to focus on the characters and how they process the horror that could catch them at any moment. And then he trips us up with some left field surprises. I found the film very enjoyable. I’m looking forward to more of his work. Though I’m on the fence about when exactly I’ll get around to watching The Last Airbender.